Tuition (2022-2023)

Please note that for the 2023-2024 school year tuition and fee payment plans will change.  All payment plans will start in July 2023 versus a normal start date of August 2023.  For this upcoming school year, 2022-2023, we will follow the usual payment schedule of August 2022 to May 2023.

Early Childhood                                 $28,000              (12 Month Program)          
Preschool - Jr Kindergarten             $26,750               (September to June)          
Kindergarten - Grade 1                     $28, 350              (September to June)          
Grades 2 - 4                                         $29,700              (September to June)          
Grades 5 - 6                                         $31,650              (September to June)          
Grades 7 - 8                                         $32,250              (September to June)          

Are you thinking that a Congressional education may be beyond your reach?

It's more affordable than you think! 

Tuition Also Includes (2022-2023)

  • All teacher requested supplies for students in Kindergarten- 8th grade
  • Field trips (more than 40 a year collectively) in preschool-grade 8 including four overnight excursions in middle school
  • Technology (including 1:1 devices for students in Preschool - Grade 8)
  • Textbooks
  • Athletic (JV and Varsity) team participation and uniforms
  • High school placement services

Not Included in Tuition (2022-2023)

Available to all families Preschool - Grade 8. The annual fee (2.6% of tuition) are listed below for each grade level:

PS - Jr. K*                             $696

Grades K - 1                         $737

Grades 2 - 4                         $772

Grades 5 - 6                         $823

Grades 7 - 8                         $839

*Preschool and junior kindergarten tuition insurance claims require “in person” attendance for the fourteen consecutive calendar days requirement. Online attendance for this fourteen consecutive day attendance requirement for preschool and junior kindergarten is no longer valid for a claim.

Availability of routes is subject to minimum ridership participation. Transportation is available to students in preschool and older.

AM Only              $2,400

PM Only*            $2,950

Round Trip*        $3,450

*The Afternoon Bus departs at 4:40 p.m. and includes one hour of Extended Hours Program. Sibling discount is 15%.

For siblings, there is a 15% discount.

Only middle schoolers (5th-8th grades) with signed parent waivers can be dropped off without a parent present.

Visit our Transportation page for more information and to see the routes available.

Available for students Preschool - Grade 8. The annual fees are listed below:

AM Only (Opens at 7am)        $1,900

PM Only (Closes at 6pm)       $4,200

Both AM and PM                     $5,800

AM Drop In Fee**                    $20

PM Drop In Fee                       $35

Visit our Extended Hours page for more information.

Annual Fees are listed below:

PS - Jr. K: Full Lunch                         $1,685

PS - Jr. K: Milk Only                           $150

K - 8: Full Lunch                                 $1,885*

PS - 8: Gluten-Free Full Lunch         $2,385*

K - 8: Milk Only                                    $150

K- 8: Pizza Friday                                $375

K - 8: Gluten-Free Pizza Friday          $415

*Includes Pizza Friday

Enrollment deposit of $1,000 is required with contract and will be applied to the first tuition installment.

A one-time new student registration fee of $500 will be billed with first tuition installment.

NOTE: Tuition subject to annual increases


Number of Payments
One Payment August 1 Early Childhood - Grade 8
Two Payments August 1 and January 1 Early Childhood - Grade 8
Ten Payments Monthly: August - May Early Childhood - Grade 8
Twelve Payments Monthly: August - July Early Childhood Only

* The ten and twelve month payment plans are subject to a 2% finance charge (based on full tuition).


Congressional School is pleased to offer need-based financial aid to children enrolled in preschool - 8th grade. 

As a member of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), we utilize their financial aid platform, School & Student Services (SSS), to objectively determine a family’s ability to contribute to their child(ren)'s educational expenses. After reviewing the recommended grant from SSS, Congressional’s Financial Aid Committee makes the final determination regarding the amount of the financial aid award. School budget constraints may limit the number and size of financial aid awards. Per school policy, need-based financial aid is only available to students in preschool through 8th grade and our maximum award is 80%. All applications are held in strict confidence. In addition, families must re-apply for financial aid on an annual basis through SSS.

If you are interested in applying for financial aid, tell us at the beginning of the admission process. We recommend completing the admission application and financial aid application simultaneously.

The first-round Financial Aid Application Deadline was January 14, 2022 at 4 p.m.

Applicants must complete the Admission application process to be considered for Financial Aid. To be considered for the first round of grants, financial aid applications are due on January 14, 2022 at 4 p.m.

Applications received after this time will be reviewed based on any funds available after the first round is complete. Second round awards will be offered on a rolling basis until the budget is exhausted.

November 2021       

SSS Financial Aid Application Available Online

January 14, 2022         

Deadline for Financial Aid Applications

February 1, 2022          

Re-Enrollment Contracts and Financial Aid Notification sent to Current Families

March 4, 2022          

Admission & Financial Aid Notification sent to Prospective Families

Applicants should complete the admission process as well as the financial aid process. The deadline for both the admission and financial aid process is on January 14, 2022. Notifications to new families are sent out electronically on March 4, 2022

Please go to sssbynais.org/parents to begin the application process.

Congressional School's SSS code is 4267 and will ensure that the Financial Aid Committee receives your application.

  • Current year estimated tax information
  • Copy of most recent W-2 forms (to be uploaded)
  • Copy of most recent completed tax forms (to be uploaded)

Completed tax forms for current year will be required before a final grant decision is made, as the initial financial aid grant will be estimated until confirmed with your complete future tax information. Please complete your Federal Income Tax Return as early as possible.

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Feel free to reach out to Gretchen Herbst, Director of Enrollment Management and Financial Aid, with any questions about financing your education.


Click the video above to hear from some of our parents as they talk finances.

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The Congressional Fund

The cost of educating each child at Congressional exceeds the revenue from tuition and fees. Like most independent schools, we rely on parents, alumni, and friends for voluntary support. All parents are encouraged to contribute to The Congressional Fund annual giving program which supplements our operating budget. We encourage and appreciate participation through volunteering, attending, or donating, in other fundraisers during the year, including the annual Gala and Auction in the spring.

Visit the Congressional Fund page for more information.


To learn more or ask questions please contact:

Rachel Douglass
Admission Associate